In the wake of Cyclone ‘Idai’ which ravaged South African nations of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, killing as many as 100, the Government of India has decided to divert three Indian Naval Ships – INS Sujatha, INS Shardul and INS Sarathi to the port city of Beira to provide immediate Humanitarian aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) to the affected people.
External Affairs Ministry in a release said that the Indian Naval Ships will provide relief material in the form of food, clothes and medicine to the affected people. In addition, the ships have 3 medical practitioners and 5 nurses to provide immediate medical help.
“#IndianNavy diverts Mission Deployed ships of Training Squadron operating off Mauritius, to Mozambique for HADR efforts in wake of cyclone IDAI @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia @IAF_MCC @nsitharaman @narendramodi (sic),” the Navy’s spokesperson tweeted.
— Indian Navy (@IndianNV) March 15, 2019
In 2017, India had provided 10 million dollars to Mozambique for food grains after the country suffered food shortage due to natural calamities